Some of the list of remedies that greatly reduce itchiness
1) Take shower in lukewarm/cold water
Remember, hot showers are not recommended and are likely to make your itch worsens. Using hot water will quickly dry out the skin. Bathing in cold water will soothe your skin and restores the natural oil balance.
Start out warm and then change the temperature and decrease it until it is just enough for you to take bath. This may be tough for people who love their hot showers,in case you are not able to handle cold water showers. You may also turn down the temperature a few notches and end your shower with cold water to keep the skin cool.
2) Choose the right soap and detergents.
Soaps can take off the natural oil from your skin. Carefully check the ingredients may irritate the skin and often create symptoms of inflammation and eczema.
Choose a soap that will reduce the symptoms of scabies and make you feel much better.
3) Take antihistamine.
Antihistamines block your bodies response to allergens. The drug antihistamine will act against mites that cause itching since the itch of scabies is caused by your bodies allergic reaction to the mites. Take antihistamines before bed that helps if losing sleep because of scabies.
4) Use the Magical colloidal oatmeal powder
Oats broken into an extremely fine powder are colloidal oatmeal. It goes a long way to soothe the skin and when added to bathwater, it reduces itching. Not only that, the powder helps to nourish the skin.
Add four full cups of colloidal oatmeal with a bucket of lukewarm water. You may also add baking soda and coconut oil to the added mixture.
If possible, take three baths with this liquid mixture. Wash in cold water after a long soak to help keep your skin nice and cool.
5) Epsom salt bath
This is another soaking option for the itch.Epsom salts, also called magnesium-sulfate, brings down the inflammation and also keep your mineral contents in check. Keep magnesium and calcium amount in proper proportions as calcium can reduce magnesium amounts in the body.
After taking a super hot bath, ensure to rinse off in cold water as the hot water may help salts to absorb into the skin making the skin dry.
Adding other ingredients to your baths like essential oils, neem oil, jojoba oil, and tee tree oil will enrich your skin.
6) Stay cool
Avoid sunlight, especially in the afternoon and stay away from hot and muggy environments. Remember sticky and sweaty will only worsen the condition.
You may take a cool shower if you’re hot. Take off the layer of clothing if needed. Ensure to keep yourself in a comfortable temperature at all times.
7) Drink lots of water
Drink plenty of water, atleast 12 full cups daily to help keep your body healthy.and the same holds true for the health of your skin! Drinking less water will dry and you will be more itchy.
Since we all have different bodies, the requirement of water differs. Ensure to eat water rich foods like fruits as these foods will meet all the water requiremens.
Carrying a water bottle around makes it 10 times easier.
8) Clean up your diet
Some foods will make people more prone to itchy skin. Issues like psoriasis and dermatitis are often food related, and what you eat could make the difference between skin that is ravaged by itchiness and skin which doesn’t react hardly as much.
Overall you want to avoid foods that contain natural histamines (your body is already creating enough to combat the mites) and foods that you are allergic too.
Here is a list of foods you might want to avoid or cut down on during your scabies infestation because they are high in histamines:
Fermented foods (sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt)
Bacon (and other cured meats)
Artificial food colors and preservatives
Other foods that commonly cause allergic reactions, often involving skin irritation include: